boardwalk empire

my new tv obsession is boardwalk empire, which is not surprising since mad men just ended (sad face) and i needed another period drama to fill the void. set in prohibition era atlantic city, the story revolves around nucky thompson – played by the ridiculously awesome and surprisingly… dare i say attractive steve buscemi – and the various gangsters, government agents and ordinary folk whose lives are influenced by the fortunes and misfortunes of bootlegging and other illegal activities

guy hoff

guy hoff was an american illustrator (1889-1962)

chas laborde

chas laborde was an illustrator and painter who studied in paris, eventually becoming known for his satirical & humorous portrayal of bourgeois life around the time between the two world wars.

it girl

i’m surprised hollywood hasn’t made a movie about clara bow yet, who had a classic rags to riches tale with a semi sad and tragic ending. i must admit i didn’t know much about her, apart from admiring pictures of that classic twenties flapper look and that she was a famous actress of the silent screen.

françois-emile barraud

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barraud was swiss. he worked in paris for a time during the 1920’s and painted mainly still lifes and portraits, including many double portraits featuring himself and his wife. he was one of 4 brothers who all painted or sculpted at one time or another. he suffered several periods of illness during his life and died of tuberculosis in 1934, at the age of 35.